Is it possible we experience things in the same way our parents and their parents did? And, is it possible the decisions we make every day are the result of the same decisions our parents made? Sounds absurd . . . or does it? Current research supports this notion with the explanation rooted in the science of Epigenetics. By definition, Epigenetics is what controls your genes. Epigenetics literally means “above” genetics. It refers to the concept of external stimulus causing changes to the DNA (genes) that turn genes “on” or “off.” These changes in the DNA are read by your cells and told what to do. The pattern changes do not change the actual DNA sequence, but rather shift the way the pattern of the gene is either turned “on “ or “turned off”.
The technical term is called DNA methylation, the addition of a methyl group, or a “chemical cover,” to part of the DNA molecule, changing the way the gene is being expressed. It’s like changing the type of coat you are wearing. The coat doesn’t change who you are inside, only the way you are expressing yourself on the outside at that moment. You will choose a heavy coat or a light coat based on the way your genes are expressing at that moment. Your DNA can actually change its shape by constricting and relaxing due to a protein called Histone. When the gene changes its shape, it affects the way in which your cells “read” the gene. Based on your environment, the gene pattern shifts and so does the interpretation of the gene by your cells.
On the outside, like your coat, your gene pattern expression is constantly shifting and adapting to your internal and external environments. They change based on Epigenetic influence. If it’s too cold, your genes shift their pattern, and metaphorically they change into a heavy coat. They can accomplish this task by adding a “chemical coat,” previously defined as Methylation.
This makes sense since all cells contain the same DNA, yet there is a big difference between a nerve cell and a skin cell. Each different cell is expressing its DNA structure based on how the cells are “turned on”.
Every circumstance you experience can cause your genes to be dormant or expressed over time. This means your genes can be opened up (turned on) or closed down (dormant) based on the decisions you make every day. We know Epigenetics is influenced by every decision we make. With repetitive reinforcement, habits are formed and the genes are influenced. Epigenetics is just a tag for what happens to our bodies when we make choices. These choices, like chapters in a book, infiltrate every aspect of our lives. Whether it involves the food we eat, the thoughts we have, or the rest of the Six Essentials, every chapter is important to our longevity and lasting health.
Epigenetics can be influenced by whom you consider important in your life, where you live, when you go to sleep, how or if you exercise, even how you age. Every decision you make will ultimately affect your body chemistry, which will in turn alter your health for the better or the worse. This is accomplished at the cellular level and even at the Quantum level, the tiniest particles which make up your entire body. Your gene response shifts in response to chemicals and their effects every second of every day. It’s impossible to avoid this reaction, and those chemicals will either turn on the genes or turn them off.
These same chemicals are produced by our bodies in response to thoughts and experiences whether current or in the past, and will ultimately affect the gene pattern. In certain individuals with diseases such as cancer, genes may be switched into a pattern of sickness rather than optimal health.
Epigenetics is the key to individuality. It makes us different from those close to us. It’s the combinations of the genes turning on and off which give us our personal gene pattern and make us who we are at any given moment.
According to some of the latest scientific research, there may be more to your personal Epigenetic pattern than you thought. It might be your parents’ or their parents’ choices and patterns which are driving your gene expression right now. The choices they made, their patterns, are passed down to you, and you had no say in it at all. The thoughts and the experiences they had and the lessons they have learned, may have affected your gene pattern as expressed today.
In a recent article entitled: Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations – Brian G Dias1,2 & Kerry J Ressler1–3, they examined the inheritance of parental traumatic exposure, a phenomenon that has been frequently observed, but not understood. Our findings provide a framework for addressing how environmental information may be inherited Trans generationally at behavioral, neuroanatomical, and epigenetic levels.
In summary, these researchers demonstrated a trauma in parent mice being passed down to their offspring. Yes, when the parents were subjected to a traumatic experience (smell), their offspring would later experience the same fear. The change in the parent’s gene structure, influenced by Epigenetic trauma, was passed down.
This is why the technology of B.E.S.T. is so profound. We successfully identified this phenomenon years ago and accounted for it with the evaluation of the “timeline” and with reference to “generations past. Epigenetic changes can be inherited, and are reversible. The possibilities for changing gene patterns are endless. Science is exploring new ways to shift patterns, understand the ramifications of our choices on our health, and how to better use our minds. By shifting the patterns permanently, we could theoretically alter our health and healthy choices, and in addition, those of our children and their children. This is how we eliminate cancer, diabetes, obesity, and other chronic degenerative diseases. This is how we shift the mindset and Engineer the Quantum.